I'm no Apple fan, but having already got a working product out there that people like - seems to be a good sign that they're mopping up intellect to make it better.
327 posts • joined 12 Jul 2010
I'm no Apple fan, but having already got a working product out there that people like - seems to be a good sign that they're mopping up intellect to make it better.
Normally is used purely in the context of responding to the idiotic.
Don't mention, put up with it, overcome it - professional.
Anything else from pointing out the ridiculousness of the request through to failing to deliver on the impossible - unprofessional.
On chrome at least seems the most popular, works faultlessly. *shrugs*
Happen to lease a windows based server and after a few abortive attempts with alternatives, have been very happy with this, for what must be getting on for a decade.
Nice little GUI gives you pretty immediate access to whatever you might need, and back end is a MySQL db, so when I did have a "catastrophic server failure" (some numpty trashed my live server), was re-buildable from the bits I'd backed up remotely.
As I've triggered the camera, I own the image - and my intent it to withhold usage of my image from the Police (or could cop to the SP30 and then sue them for copyright infringement)..
but I'm unaware of any OS that properly handles connected devices.
e.g. just been back from a trip and my clock radio in my hotel let me connect to it and stream audio. Quite nice to be able to listen to my music in my room through a decent speaker.
Problem was that if I ambled into my room using earphones, my (Android) phone sees the speaker and then immediately switches from my earphones to the clock-radio.
Only way I found of stopping this, was to de-pair the radio.
Couldn't see any option of actually allowing me to control the audio output of my phone to over-ride the 'speakers'
Not an issue with BT, but the piss-poor control my phone gives me. I know it's a bit easier on my PC, it detects BT speakers as a potential output source I can keep connected, and I have a little switcher app that sits in the tray that lets me flick between my 2 soundcards (and various outputs on each) and my mobo bluetooth and whatever that's connected to... but even that's not 'good'
Maybe iOS is better as I'm not massively familar with it, but all a bit of a mess.
I believe the "test mode" was triggered by the steering-column not being moved.
Which whilst I applaud them for their sensor identification pretty much excludes there being any defense of this "all being a bit of a misunderstanding and a careless decision of an easily fired engine-engineer"
was simply that the US regulations were an order of magnitude stricter in US, compared to Europe
(and yes this does strike me as slightly odd, based on the US normally not giving a toss and us being a nanny/protective-continent (select as you see fit)).
This is what kicked off this whole thing, when Europeans wondered why they couldn't have these wonderfully efficient versions of cars that were being made available in the US.
See also large quantities of the internet being devoted to physically assaulting the middle management of established churches.
Yes, this exit node could be used by terrorists, child pornographers - well basically anybody.
You host an exit node and you could be helping these people.
But then you could be helping people who legitimately don't want to be identified for something as innocent as they simply just don't want to be identified.
I've no idea if I've got a coherent viewpoint on this, but just have that nagging feeling that it's simply an effect of reaping what was sowed. Governments overstep what they should be doing to simply server their citizens, and citizens respond by firstly complaining to deaf ears and then naturally escalate by opting out of the system of surveillance.
Complex, and I've no idea as to what's "right", but maybe we're being confused by this being 'the internet'. Applying internet logic to things we feel more comfortable with, would we accept the monitoring of anything sent through the postal system? Copy of anything we printed out being uploaded to verify that there was no nefarious content? Cash transactions being only permitted if recorded?
All of the above would help prevent crimes, but are not a price most of us are willing to pay to sacrifice our liberty. We just need to bring this language and the associated sentiments onto the internet.
Kinja/Kotaku seems to be erroring on some links.
It's the end of the world I tells ya.
the fallback option makes it quite palatable.
I've nothing against subscriptions (I have plenty), but I do have that nagging doubt that if I stopped paying I lose everything and feel a bit hostage-like.
Conversely though, means I don't have to decide whether to bite the upgrade bullet, or hang on to what I have.
This seems a pretty good balance. Can look at it as buying a license for whatever's current for 12xMonthly sub cost as a one-off. With a then additional option to license monthly.
none of it has ever gone wrong. Ever.
I'm now not concerned so much for their customer support 'sucking', but for hearing that their products have declined to the extent they're required to provide customer support.
I think "she started it" (unless you can find another reason, aside from the physical, that she's involved)
on psychiatric treatment, shown to work.
All that's needed is a flexible API - buggered if I can see what Apple (or Google) are intending to bring, that isn't lock-in.
Maybe I'm becoming an old-luddite, but I was quite happy with BT pairing, and my GPS being able to mute, and then shout through the speakers, when it wanted me to make a turn.
I can see maybe it would be nice to let my charging phone in a pocket shove the accompanying picture onto the dashboard.. Working the other way, maybe allow my car to browse/control exposed services - but nothing more than say a smart-watch can. Actually, I think that's exactly what I want - Smart-watch OS, with physical buttons I can hit.
Image linked on website: http://lostboy.net/Crypto.jpg
Collar seems like it should have 26 dots, with a white circles covering a set of 2 and 3 dots..
..collar also seems to be pointing...
..and with this I really need to go to work.
Not as I'd want to see him convicted of anything though.
Just we currently have two sides who haven't been forced to confront each other - and without confrontation, there's no decision, and we're left in limbo.
The NSA did something illegal Ed exposed, +1 Ed.
The NSA did something legal and secret Ed blurted, +1 NSA.
Tot up the scores at the end, and the loser gets a jail sentence.
I quite like the idea of the NSA director actually exposing himself to the same potential consequences.
Futile maybe, but the idea appeals to me.
Putting aside I'm a British citizen, the problem we face here is the same - funding has completely borked our political parties.
Wish it wasn't the case, but without funding behind you it doesn't matter what your ideas are - you don't stand a chance. And, if you take funding (from hedge-fund to unions) they want something back and will hold the withdrawal of funding over your head forever more - your soul has been bought.
In this context, it seems eminently sensible to raise this politically agnostic question. The only objectors are surely the donating minority?
Sort this out - and then we can move on.
Seems bizarre that all acknowledge 'communication opportunities' (i.e.advertising/press support) sway elections, acknowledge this requires financial support - and then make it illegal to buy votes.
With my pragmatic hat on, it would seem more efficient in our current system just to jump to vote-purchase (take your ballot receipt to your council office for cash-back etc) - at least it would reduce the collective expense.
Words like "60 hours of gameplay!!" fill me with utter dread.
Games I tend to play are Indy(ish), mainly as they have an interesting novel idea and don't tend to spin it out endlessly (Currently halfway through D4 and think new episode of Life is Strange).
Nothing against the AAA's (Online Battlefield with beer is a definite favourite, and very much enjoyed pootling around in GTA).
What I have learnt to dislike is anything that bores me. Nothing worse than "I'm not enjoying this, and I'm burning up my time". Oh and shit like Assassin's Creed 'hunt the feathers' - I know I'm not going to bother getting them all, so why put them in.
Assuming the price of getting stuff in and risk of being caught is fixed - seems a somewhat strange cargo.
Sure you're not right, and it worked?
Where does the 30-char password come into this?
about the ones who weren't cowed, but we've never heard of.
Maybe nobody did get secretly caught and imprisoned though.. maybe.
But I strongly suspect lack of noise would be wasted money.
I just went through this yesterday and there's a page in the installer, where it shows I think browser, music, photo viewer and summat else. Sure if you click through it sets MS stuff as the default, but easy enough to click and ask it to leave your defaults alone.
Just loading up Firefox, I get a big highlighted "Use Firefox as my default browser" button, with a small "Not Now" alternative option.
This thing is infuriating close to being perfect.
Oh, and I'd miss my "Boom Sound" as well.. Here's hoping for the OnePlus 3
Where I find myself nodding along, agreeing with the points made and all the rest.
Ouya got some traction in positioning Android as a console that plugs into a TV - Razer made all manner of interesting hardware, that I've never seen off an internet picture/article.
Actually, maybe nVidia would have made a better suitor - but they'd have had to swallow their pride on their abortive marketplaces, despite excellent hardware.
I'm a great big fat android fanboy - but I'm this is why Android is bad.
Apple (for better or worse) to seem to support their hardware: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_iOS_devices#Highest_version_of_iOS_supported
Or at least if you're a 4S or beyond owner, they seem to have you covered.
With them you're getting updates for a 4 year old device, but in world of premium android you seem to get a "gentleman's agreement" on 2 years, and then you're on your own.
Still, not quite as bad as it seems for Android - Google with "play services" seem to have been incrementally pulling more updates under their control, but it's still a bit half-arsed.
Bit that always bemuses me though, is why they don't just embrace the Windows PC model (or probably more accurately the Windows PC laptop model) - with a Linux twist.
There's less variance in phone hardware than there is on your average PC - buggered if I can't think of a reason you can't roll a "Google Play Installer" that checks components, and installs the relevant drivers.
Has anybody actually bought an Android phone, due to the OS modifications in the last few years?
that people that makes cars have no idea about IT.
(and won't swallow their pride to ask for help).
We can all argue over how this came about - but finest example is built in GPS.
I remember when cars started coming "with a screen" and it was all very exciting. And.. well then I realized that we were being offered the chance to pay thousands for something demonstrably worse that what you could pick up for a hundred or so and stick to your wind-shield.
What *I* as the consumer want is a decent interface between my car and my phone (and this certainly doesn't mean I want an iOS or Android compatible car).
I want my car to run itself, brake when it sees I'm about to drive into somebody and all the rest - and simply the ability to overlay my phone on that screen (wot I paid for). My phone wants power, GPS (if I've got a window with elements in it) and that's about it. My phone does not need to connect to the inner workings of my car. Maybe my phone could utilize a read-only output from my car - but there's absolutely no reason my phone needs to be able to 'control' my car.
..is this not a replacement for Mail/Outlook Express or whatever the freebie mail program that's come bundled with Windows for decades.
spam list ever released to lawyers.
I assumed that was a reference to the number clearly working in pubs, due to the numbers of phones and laptops found in them.
See also trains.
but didn't find anybody running it.
they should have stumped up a bit more to get Taylor Swift.
Which does support wifi - nice to have, but not revolutionary.
No popups or anything like that.
Seems to try to connect via your watch on BT, then if it can't see your phone it tries wifi - and if that doesn't work you just get the little "offline" icon popping up.
Only niggle is that is seems to want you to reconfirm the wifi password on your phone, before it'll work.
i.e. First time on wifi and you forget your phone, it then makes you go and find it to retype the password, before your watch will work.
No idea if it's a glitch or some security feature I can't work out..
If you want something that works offline, I like Co-pilot.
Works well and has sanely priced maps with free updates.
To be honest though, Google is what I use day to day and just use Co-pilot abroad if I'd otherwise be paying for roaming data.
but is this all driven from your requirement to *only* use a RaspberyPi, or merely your excitement that you can?
and could I add "It's using X amount of RAM" is NOT going to sway my opinion either.
I have loads of the stuff, it's coming out of my ears - exactly what demographic are we targeting who has 2 gigs of RAM, and wishes to deal with Linux?
I'd have guessed that was intentional...
The 'missing' bit of the hexagon, is where you fit in the teensy motherboard that is the watch.
Battery+mobo=layer 1, screen = layer 2
If you made the battery the same size as the watch, then you end up with a 3 layer design.
If you look at current phones or thin laptops, the battery is most of the volume. Main board is usually wrapped around it, as much easier to craft this to fill in the voids, than shaping the battery.
I don't agree with the valuation either - but then I don't give a flying-f over it, as it doesn't impact me.
Maybe the correct course of action would be to ensure that any significant investors of your money (in my case just my pension) aren't "unduly influenced".
Maybe we're both wrong. Maybe we're old farts who have no idea what's going on - but I do feel there's a backlash a'coming - Google & MS yes. Facebook, whilst I don't like them get a 'yes'. Twitter, Instagram and *splutters* Snapchat - RUN RUN RUN.
Not saying they're not good businesses, but can't see any way they'll ever make the money to cover their perceived value, without cannibalizing to meet a quarter. My contentious bet would also be to dump Apple - great products but the rubblings are out there (Pro - great but silly expensive, Macbook style has finally overtaken substance, iPhone nobody needs more - but world wants cheaper) etc.
Threaten an airport here - insult a co-worker over there - who cares about intent IT'S A SERIOUS CRIME!!!
We do still love to feel superior, and we used to be definitely, but I feel we've given away our moral high-ground years ago and seem to be basking in..well "culturalism" (and by that I mean racism at a cultural level).
Looking at the news this week, seemingly we get all precious when one of ours strips off on somebody else's spiritual mountain - but we ourselves can be criminalized for protesting with clothes on our own streets. Moreover, I armed with the very keyboard I have in front of me, can be jailed for hitting keys in the wrong/right order here.
Personally I'd love to live in a country where I can write anything I want onto twitter (if I'd ever understood it) - but that's not the world we UKers seemingly wish to live in.
I miss the old internet. I was civil and lovely to those I met in real life, and the internet gave me somewhere to vent and expand my vocabulary of rhetoric, hyperbole, and good old fashioned 'old english" - and my jousts were met with style, vitriol and panache - and offers of floors to sleep on, beers, and life-long friendships.
Doesn't mean Yahoo haven't being paying for the "VP of Pipes" and his cronies to roam the world first class giving "townhalls" to the unfortunate.
It's so sweet to see people assuming that because no actual work is being observed, it's not being paid for.
They've confirmed an Android client
we'd have to.. oh ok, maybe a bit much. But.
History book are stuffed with characters who flipped their middle-digits at the status-quo and changed stuff, and shaped the world we live in as a result.
Then it all got a bit bland.
Elon is pretty much the only person I've ever wanted to see "what he'll do next".
The bit that depresses me is that he's pretty much unique. I want a Tesla to his Edison (or Edison to his Tesla). An Amundsen to his Scott, a.. you get my drift. Just seems a bit sad he has to go off and do this all by himself.
I've got a (quite old now) WD Live box, which I love to bits.
Doesn't have the nice integration (cross-market searching etc) that this and other streamers have, but plays back pretty much every format over any type of transport.
Does support iPlayer and netflix, but have to click through and load up the specific app.
I played with their free demos - and it was actually quite impressive (actually playable) - but never quite understood who their market was.
People with decent internet connections, who couldn't afford to buy a GPU?
I vaguely thought about it as a way to play games when travelling with a shitty non-GPU work laptop, but then realized that scenario normally comes with a shitty hotel internet connection.
Only conceivable market I saw was if you wanted to play PC games on your big TV downstairs - but that got stomped on by stuff like nVidia's gamestream.
Gakkai's alternative - play a demo of the game immediately, seemed a bit rubbish - but at least I could see there might be an actual market for it.
Sad to see them go, but no loss.
was to protest the jailing of somebody who had sold a copy of the (seemingly updated) Jolly Roger Cookbook.
He wrote me a very lovely letter back defending his position.
He was wrong.
I quit his party immediately, and feel sad.
Partly it was due to myself having happily played with thermite after delving through the JRC, I remember happily keeping in my school blazer pocket (I believe there was 50p involved to cover the cost of the floppy).
Mainly though, it's my knee-jerk abhorrence to the very concept that access to knowledge could be considered dangerous, and should therefore be forbidden.
Wouldn't want to speak for everybody, but trying to stop the spread of any knowledge strikes me as counterintuitive to the improvement of the lives of all - and maybe more pertinently, a f'in ridiculous unobtainable goal.
I picked up an Onda (poxy CPU, 2Gigs RAM, LG screen off an ipad) last year for £150ish at my door.
For some reason I'd got it into my head "Windows was for desktops and laptops and cheap was bad".
Then I played with a Linx tablet. Was definitely 'budget', but thought windows actually seemed pretty damn good on it, and took a punt on the Onda for the better screen.
Whether you'd pick an Onda over an iPad or a Nexus is up to you - but there's a certain satisfaction with just mapping a samba share as a drive, and watching your videos on VLC. No pissing about. No wondering if you can manage to do what you could do on a PC etc.
MS have won my heart and mind over, and quite nice to see there's a 'path of expense' ahead of me now if I want to step up through their basic and pro models.
Selling my 'revelation' definitely comes with mixed results though. Half people I talk to join me in the fervor and start hunting down obscure windows tablets. Other half just look at my blankly and ask why they'd need it, when they have an iPad.
Suspect that's it pretty much. If you use a tablet - but get eternally niggled it's not a PC, you should take a punt on these. If you are 'quite happy' with your iPad, these aren't going to sway you one jot.
Just got sat on my Apple.